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Vallbona de les monges (XXV)

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A small town in the province of Lleida which sits at the foot of the Sierra del Tallat mountains, in the valley of Maldanell. Its origins date back to a Cistercian monastery which came to be the most important female monastery of the Catalonian-Aragonese Crown.

 

The monastery was founded in the 12th century and when the Trento Council decided that female monasteries must not be left abandoned, the inhabitants of the area built a village around it. At present, the monastery of Vallbona de les Monjes houses a significant female community. Its architectural wealth lies in the wide variety of styles on display on its walls and exterior, the best of examples of which are the church door, the cloister and the chapter house. Vallbona de les Monges forms part of the so-called Cistercian triangle, along with the monasteries of Poblet (Conca de Barberà) and Santes Creus (Alt Camp).

 

 

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Taken on January 27, 2009